I'm glad I went to the NWS event. The game was only 29.99 instead of the 34.99 Amazon is charging, and I got the decals anyway. Thought I was getting a lot of tags in-store, but after seeing a few too many clever names in a row, I'm pretty sure you get a bunch even if you don't actually connect to another person.
Got to play 358/2 Days while waiting on line too, which was nice. Pretty hectic, and verrry laggy when playing with someone who is a little too far behind you on line.